Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tomato Pie

This is the second time I've made this recipe and it is just as wonderful as I remembered. I had a lot of tomatoes, so this was a great way to use some of them up. The original recipe calls for a pre-made pie crust, but I think they have a funny aftertaste. I used a family recipe for the pie crust and it was just perfect. This recipe is amazing, easy and very rich. Enjoy!

Tomato Pie
  • 4 tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 recipe Aunt Claudia's Pie crust (see post below)

Prepare and bake pie crust. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place tomatoes in colander. Sprinkle with salt and allow to drain for 10 minutes. Use paper towels to pat off excess moisture. Layer the tomato slices, basil, and onion in pie shell. Season with salt and pepper. Combine the cheeses and mayo. Spread mixture on top of the tomatoes and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. To serve, cut into slices and serve warm.

Reference- Paula Deen.

Greta's Rating: She liked the crust and tomatoes, but must not be a fan of basil :)

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